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How to make Incense sticks

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Incense sticks are used by many communities in the world daily for performing worships and for special occasion. In Asian countries used incense sticks in daily for their puja ceremonies. So it has good demand for this business. This Industry has long history and it can be setup with less investment. You require only low technology for manufacturing. Basically sticks are rolled by hands. If you can invest much money you can buy machines also. There are many different types of incense sticks used for different purposes or on different festive days.

 
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Step 1: You'll Need following things to made sticks

Bamboo sticks - There are two difference sizes 7" and 10"

Wood glue - In Sri Lanka and India used wood power call "patta" , "bummi powder" or Jigat power.

Charcoal powder - burning wood powder

Unburned Wood powder -sawdusts

Sandalwood powder

Paint

Perfumes - fragrance oils
Most used fragrance oils are (Perfumes)
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Mogra

Step 2: Supplying of raw materials

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Supplying of raw materials also good small business you can start in small investment. The new generation always tries to earn money online without doing anything, but my suggestion is you have to do work to earn money yourself.

So in this industry have many opportunities to earn extra money I�ll tell steps by steps how to do its.

First you need bamboo sticks to make incense sticks.

A . How to make bamboo sticks.

You need following materials to make bamboo sticks

Bamboo tree
Hand saw
Large knife
Small knife and blades

Step 3: Bamboo nodes

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1. Bamboo trees can find out in any countries. First you have to cross cut bamboo to 10” or 7” inchers size leaving out nodes as follows,

Step 4: Split to slats

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2. Using a knife the pieces are split in to slats.

Step 5: Sliver

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3. The slates are slivered using small knives or blades as this.
dawid1 month ago
Hi there. I from sout africa and would like to now what type of glue can whe use normal wood glue or cake stars will it work. If there a ditrubuter. Here where thy pretoria area
bandara (author)  dawid1 month ago
Normal Wood glue not work. glue powder call "patta".
dawid1 month ago
Hi there. I from sout africa and would like to now what type of glue can whe use normal wood glue or cake stars will it work. If there a ditrubuter. Here where thy pretoria area
raviadhitya1 month ago

Dear sir,

I manufacture black Incense sticks. But i want to learn to Make Masala
Batti And Flora batti & Natural Herbal Incense sticks. Kindly please
help me to learn

Regards

Raviadhitya

Mail ID: raviadhityame@gmail.com

Cell: 07639988995

alxjpow5 years ago
That's awesome I never though about what they were made from! Cheers
bandara (author)  alxjpow3 years ago
Thanks
Hello Sir

I am a incense stick manufacturer and i am very happy that you are spreading knowledge about incense sticks. You doing a wonderful job.
I also have one problem if you can guide me it would be very helpful. Can you pls provide me you email address so i will mail you my question.

Thanks

Harshil Shah
somit sharma7 months ago
WHAT DOES BB MEANS,I WANT TO MEAN HOW MUCH IN OUNCE OR GRAM?AS BANDARA SIR SAYS 1 OUNCE PERFUME IN 2.5 BB OIL!!
bandara (author)  somit sharma7 months ago
BB oil call as "white oil" . Yes 2.5 ounce BB oil to 1 ounce perfume.

white oil you can purchase form the incense stick materials shops.
thanks for your suggestion,sir.i need your more help in near future...
somit sharma7 months ago
sir, iam somit from howrah west bengal india,iwish to start incense stick business.at first iwill purchase the raw stick and scented on it..so i wnt to know how to recipe of perfume so that i can givw the best.my email id is-sarmasamit@gmai.com.
I manufacture black Incense sticks. But i want to learn to Make Masala Batti And Flora batti & Natural Herbal Incense sticks. Kindly please help me to learn

Prakash Nalpet
prakashagenci@gmail.com
India
orange11019 months ago
Good Morning ! Mr.Bandara Sir
once again.Sir how to make White incense stick ?what ingredients used to make natural agarbatti.

Mail ID : orange.ms49@gmail.com


whiran9 months ago
Dear Mr. Bandara,
I 'm from Sri Lanka and interested to make incense stick which have uncommon aroma . So be kind enough to guide me to manufacture these in small scale. Could you please let me know fro where i should buy ingredients. my email whiran@gmail.com
Dear Sir,
Namaste,
i have into packaging & marketing of perfumed incense sticks. right now i use D.E.P and ready concentrated perfumes from market to perfume readymade charcoal sticks. but now i am facing difficulty due to three major reasons. 1.) my incense sticks don't smell that good so is there anything else i need to add in it like musk ambrette or benzyne acid, 2.) i don't know how to make incense sticks using White Oil/LLP as perfume doesn,t get dissolved in it. 3.)how to make perfume stronger and more sustainable.

pls pls pls help me

Regards
Peeyush
durgaainternational@gmail.com
mfaz1 year ago
Mr. Bandara this is Faz from srilanka, how to make bamboo for incense stick size manually? you have any idea hand made machinery. pls... this is my mail ID fazmeel@gmail.com
thank you
orange11011 year ago
Thanks Bandara Sir for your valueable advice.
orange11011 year ago
Sir,Thanks for your reply,

yes i read the method you have given and its useful to..

1) - but i want to know that the mixing ratio of ingredients to make Premix :Exp: to make 1 Kg (incense stick premix) how much % .Jigat,Charcol,sawdust we put in.

2) what is Acacia Powder?

3) Its compulsary to mix sandalwood powder to make incense stick .I used Jiggat,Sawdust & Charcoal.only its ok.


Thankyou,
bandara (author)  orange11011 year ago
HI Masrat,
1)& 3). for the hand made sticks mixing ratio 1:2:1 Jigat,Charcol,sawdust(ex if you use 1kg jigat,then charcoal 2 sawdust 1. sandalwood not compulsory but if you can use it you can get good smell. it is expensive. if you use more charcoal or sawdust it will difficult to roll sticks.

Acacia also use for gum power, i don't know acasia = jigat,
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orange11011 year ago
Repected,Bandara Sir
My self Masrat from India.
May i know how to make good quality incense stick?
What material is used & its Mixing ratio?
how to perfume on unscented incense stick.

My e-mail ID. ( orange.ms49@gmail.com )

Thank,s
bandara (author)  orange11011 year ago
Dear Masrat,

if you try to make incense sticks manually, the method i have given instructables is correct. but i know now India also make machine to make stick & bamboo sticks also.

You can find very good perfume(cents) from india and best way 1 ounse perfume with 2.5 BB oil .

if you like to know about Indian machine, i 'll give you the address and contact no to you r mail. you can call and asked them the details.
dear sir
i am gurudas mandal from westbengal in india.i want to conduct incense sticks business. so give me information about raw materials of incense stick.it will be big help for me.
requestig you give me information in this regard as soon as possible
bandara (author)  gurudasmandal1 year ago
Dear Gurudas,
In Sri Lanka, use above mention raw materials to make incense sticks manually (hand roll). as i know India also use same materials but name, call for the items may be difference.

* Bamboo sticks - There are two difference sizes 7" and 10"
* Wood glue - In Sri Lanka and India used wood power call "patta" , "bummi powder" or Jigat power.
* Charcoal powder - burning wood powder
* Sunburned Wood powder -sawdust
* Sandalwood powder

you can make your self Bamboo sticks,Charcoal power,wood power & sandalwood also. i'll try to find shop in your area in internet. i'm not sure this places but you can check

City Plaza, 2 Nd Floor, Sevoke Road, Po. Siliguri, Dist. Darjeeling, Siliguri - 734001, West Bengal, India

Near Anjali Agro Industries, National Highway-8, Bidaj Patia, Bareja, Ahmedabad - 382425, Gujarat, India

Survey No.: 1606 (1-2-61), Old Power House, Detroj Road, Kadi - 382715, Gujarat, India

bandara (author) 1 year ago
From: purusoth
Date: Dec 20, 2012. 7:22 PM
Subject: re: Sir, Help me

T.Purusoth
No:310, Navatkudah,
Batticaloa,
Sri Lanka.
Dear Sir,
I'm would like to start a manufacturing incense stick, i have an idea to buy automatic incense stick making machine(Not manually sir), help me to explain the making process & how to get row material & machine & around how much i want to invest.i kindly request you sir, help me to my better future,
Note: i want to meet you once sir, Atleast tell you phone no sir,
Your Faithfully
T.Purusoth

bandara (author)  bandara1 year ago
ncense stick making machine
Hi purushoth,
i enplane here about manual incense stick making machine. but i know a thaiwan company they make ,
Oil pressure type(Hydraulic) incense stick machine
and Voltage type incense stick machine
These machine is designed for easy operation,easy infeed and less breakdown.

i will give you their details so you can contact directly with them and get all details you need. they have all the materials also. I'll get new details form them and send you

i'm not in Sri Lanka now.


Chen Yang Liu's Co.,Ltd.
http://www.incense.com.tw
Mr.Bandara,
I'm from Sri lanka i need to start the incense sticks business.Please advice me where can i buy these materials in Sri Lanka.Its very big help for me. ayya oyata godak pin mata mekata help kaloth
bandara (author)  thamararuwanjith1 year ago
Hi, you can buy these all items form Colombo fort main street. there are so many shops who sell these goods. Bamboo sticks you can made as i show in this article.
you have to practice to make sticks manually first. හදුම්කූරු හදන මේ දේවල් සේරම කොළඹ කොටුවේ ගැස්පහ කිට්ටව තියෙන ගොඩක් කඩවල තියෙනවා එසන්ස්සොප් කියල ලොකු කඩයක් තියෙනව හැම දේම තියෙන් කරල බලන්න ටිකක් පුරුදු වෙන් ඔනි හොදට හසන්න.

http://lankadanweempituwa.com/


https://sites.google.com/site/makesticks/
how to make wood glue?
wood glue making form tree call "Dawul Kurudu"(Sri Lankan name).some countries call jigat powder or makko.

rb2971 bandara3 years ago
Mr Bandara , i want start incense sticks manufacturing & marketing
please suggest me how i can get all these materials from where ?
i am fffrom hyderabad(INDIA)
Just suggest me
bandara (author)  rb29711 year ago
Hi Dear,
India, There are so many places to buy these items. Sri Lanka also import some items form India. you can find out form internet. i fund these seller form net. भारत, वहाँ बहुत सारे इन आइटम खरीदना स्थानों रहे हैं. श्रीलंका भी आयात कुछ आइटम भारत फार्म. आप बाहर फार्म इंटरनेट पा सकते हैं. मैं इन विक्रेता फॉर्म नेट निधि.
Nature of offer : Sell
Company Name :
AD Channel
IndiaMART Member Since : 2011
City & State : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Country :
India
Telephone : +(91)-(40)-30601839
Mobile / Cell Phone : +(91)-9848252925

http://lankadanweempituwa.com/
thank you bandara
I am working on making my own incense as well, and have found all your comments extremely helpful. Thank you!!!!
bandara (author)  yolierivera1 year ago
Thank you very much. are you sell incense?.
keeude2 years ago
Mr.Bandara, I'm from Sri lanka i need to start the incense sticks business.Please advice me where can i buy these materials in Sri Lanka.Thanks.
bandara (author)  keeude1 year ago
Hi, you can buy these all items form Colombo fort main street. there are so many shops who sell these goods. Bamboo sticks you can made as i show in this article.
you have to practice to make sticks manually first.

https://sites.google.com/site/makesticks/
bandara (author)  bandara1 year ago
http://lankadanweempituwa.com/
sheshu1 year ago
i need to start the incense sticks business.Please advice me where can i buy these materials in hyderabad
sheshu1 year ago
Mr Bandara , i want start incense sticks manufacturing & marketing
please suggest me how i can get all these materials from where ?
i am fffrom hyderabad(INDIA)
Just suggest me
leonardipc2 years ago
Two tips: Use as an adhesive gum called CMC, culinary use. Easily found in cooking stores. Another tip, soak the bamboo sticks in a solution (100g. / 1 liter of water) of sodium nitrate (used for fertilizer) for 24 hours. Leaving these to better burn without smoke. This way I do my incense. (Sorry for the english translator)
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